Well, it would appear my fears were unfounded after all. It didn’t happen right away (and I haven’t left Columbus yet, so my fingers are crossed) but it looks like things are going to turn out just fine.
In other news, I saw Garbage on Monday! And thus fulfilled a desire to see them live, ever since I bought Version 2.0 seven years ago. Shirley Manson ran the show. I’d expect nothing less, of course. I gotta say, at first I wasn’t sure how I was going to get back into the Garbage headspace — it’s not the easiest place to be… but the way they came on stage, with the lights off and Johnny Cash’s incredible cover of Hurt playing, whoa man. It all came rushing back, it was so perfect.
The show was awesome, but it was a bit surprising, in that for a tour which was supposed to be about their new album, Bleed Like Me, they played a high percentage of classics (including, among others, “Queer”, “When I grow up”, “Hammering in My Head”, “Push it”, and “Only Happy When it Rains”.)
And, well, the more I think about it, the more I can’t help but think there might be some credence to this review, which suggests this might be the group’s last tour together. That would make me sad 🙁
Okay, enough with the sad, after searching around for a bit, I found this interview with Garbage drummer Butch Vig about the new album, and their breakup in 2003 which I didn’t even know about.. I figure if they broke up so recently and are back together touring, that makes the odds of their breaking up now quite a bit lower. Not to mention that their latest CD is their best-debuting album ever.